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Many Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting on Top
Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

These vegan chocolate cupcakes are rich, decadent, and loaded with chocolaty flavor. Easy to make and perfect for everything from special occasions to just treating yourself!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 201 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 1 ¼ cups unsweetened and unflavored non-dairy milk
  • cup canola oil (or baking oil of choice)
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup organic granulated sugar
  • ½ cup organic brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional but recommended)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Vegan frosting of choice, for topping
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a 12-cup muffin tin with papers.

  2. In a small bowl or large liquid measuring cup, stir together the milk, oil, vinegar, and vanilla.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

  4. Use a spoon to form a well in the center of the flour mixture, then pour in the milk mixture.

  5. Use an electric mixer at high-speed to beat the ingredients for 1 minute, until fully combined.

  6. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups.

  7. Place the tin into the oven and bake the cupcakes for about 25 to 27 minutes. Test for doneness by gently pressing on the top of one with a finger — it will spring back when done.

  8. Transfer the tin to a cooling rack and let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting them.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information does not include frosting.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 cupcake)
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 65
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.2g11%
Saturated Fat 0.9g5%
Sodium 169mg7%
Potassium 230mg7%
Carbohydrates 34.3g11%
Fiber 2.2g9%
Sugar 18.6g21%
Protein 2.8g6%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.